05 July 2021
Sign up to our newsletterWant more news like this? Sign up to our newsletter.

VinFast chooses Böllhoff riveting for carbodies

Vietnam’s first domestic car brand, VinFast, is using Böllhoff RIVSET Automation EH self-pierce riveting systems in the production of carbodies for its Lux models, amongst others.

As part of a public tender, the Italian company Pininfarina received the multi-million dollar contract to create the design for a Sedan and an SUV. At the same time, Vingroup acquired the rights to use the production technology of the German BMW Group. Thus, two new models with four‑cylinder engines came into existence in Vietnam: the SUV Lux 2.0 and the Lux A 2.0 Sedan. The SUV is based on the BMW X5 produced until 2013 and the Sedan on the BMW 5 Series built from 2010 to 2017.

The rivet pierces the upper layers of the material and spreads under the influence of a die positioned below the lower material. Since the lower layer is not pierced, the resulting joint is localised and impervious to gas and liquid. With RIVSET, mixed materials and high-strength steels can be joined within minimal process times. Due to its modular design, the corresponding RIVSET Automation EH processing system is ideally made for large-scale production. No pre-drilling is required.

Böllhoff is supporting production together with the newly-established joint venture Bollhoff Vietnam.

Author
FAST magazine

Related Companies

Bollhoff Ltd

Similar Articles

Repose Furniture's Rivet T-Nut

Since 1999, Repose Furniture has built a reputation for designing, manufacturing and supplying highly-engineered seating solutions. These healthcare and riser recliner chairs ...

Zygology battery rivet nut gun

The Qonnect N12XL is a battery-powered rivet nut tool capable of installing rivet nuts from M3 to M12 in aluminium, steel and stainless steel.

Self-piercing nuts for cars

A new solution tried and tested by many premium brand automotive manufacturers is the Profil KSB nut and stud assembly.

Pull-to-stroke, pull-to-force

As today’s assembly operations focus on speed, efficiency and accuracy, quality control for blind riveting is a crucial concern in industrial manufacturing. Industrial ...

Plastic expert's new challenge

Following a 25-year career with Optimas and its antecedents, latterly as managing director of its components division, Andrew Fletcher moved last year to a new post as director of ...

Beyond nuts, bolts and screws

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the way things are made in our factories. But when you look at the machines in these factories and get down to the nuts and bolts, they are – more ...

Staytite Technical Advice

Do you require advice about the application of fasteners? Staytite can aid with new designs or advice with developing the manufacture of an existing product, whether it is a need ...

Boker’s, Inc. 2021 Stampings

Boker’s 2021 Stampings & Washers Catalogue serves as a valuable industry resource showcasing their vast washer and stamping capabilities. With over 100 years of experience in ...

SNAPLOC®?

SNAPLOC® optimised for speed of assembly and vibration decoupling